The Departments of Technology and Political Science offer a credit certificate program in Fire Service Administration. This program is designed to offer fire department personnel who hold an associate degree an opportunity to continue their education. Course work covers effective functioning in modern fire departments: planning, prevention and disaster administration, public administration, and personnel and budgeting administration.
The program contains a total of 32 units of upper division course work: 28 units of required courses and 4 units of electives. Courses taken to meet requirements of this program may also be applied toward the major in Fire Protection Administration and Technology. Refer to the Undergraduate Study chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.
An associate degree (A.A. or A.S.), or its equivalent in a related subject, or employment in a fire protection-related position is prerequisite to enrollment in the program.